Fresh Spinach & Basil Pie

“An easy, slightly different (and pretty darn amazing, if I do say so myself) take on a classic dish. If you don't absolutely love this, you can come over and poke me in the eye.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
6-8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup shredded mozzerella and 3 eggs. Mix well!
  3. Stir in chopped spinach, onion, tomato, salt, spices and fresh basil.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella into one 9" pie crust, then fill with cheese/spinach/egg, etc. mixture. There may be some left over -- do not overfill!
  5. Top with remaining 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella.
  6. Give yourself a pat on the back -- you're doing okay!
  7. Carefully place remaining (thawed and flattened) frozen pie crust on top and pinch edges with a fork. Remember to cut a few slits in the top crust or your pie will explode!
  8. Place on the middle rack of your nicely pre-heated oven and let it hang out for about 30 minutes. When the half-hour is up, pull the little guy out and brush egg white on the top surface (this will not only make your pie nice and shiny, but also very happy).
  9. Pop back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the top is a nice golden brown.
  10. Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
  11. Enjoy!
  12. note: This recipe happens to be vegetarian, but I'm certain it would be delicious with some sausage in the mix. Feel free to experiment!

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